Fitness Training

DIY Household At-Home Gym Equipment

The gym is closed and you are working from home (#WFHlife) now what? Staying on track of your fitness goals will be tough there is no doubt about it. The one thing we can do is still create a routine and workout. Working out will not only help you burn some extra calories but it… Continue reading DIY Household At-Home Gym Equipment

Fitness Training

Lactic Acid Buildup: How To Get Rid of It!

When you workout it's important to not overexert yourself. Overuse of your muscles can lead to injury and lactic acid buildup. Lactate is what is actually produced in our muscles when we exercise and this can lead to pain and soreness in our muscles.  Lactic acid buildup can cause major discomfort. Most people think that… Continue reading Lactic Acid Buildup: How To Get Rid of It!

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Americans are still eating too much salt! Adults still take in an average of 3,400 milligrams (mg) per day- that's well above the federal guideline of 2,300 mg or less daily. The American Heart Association's recommended cap is 1,500mg, which is less than 1 teaspoon a day (Seeber 2016). Sodium comes in many forms in… Continue reading Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Weight Loss & Nutrition

What Are Macros and Should You Count Them?

Does the IIFYM Diet actually work?  IIFYM or "If It Fits In Your Macros" diet is basically a form of flexible dieting. So what are macros and how do you count them? What are Macros Macros is in short macronutrients which consist of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.  All three of the above make up the… Continue reading What Are Macros and Should You Count Them?

Healthy & Happy Life

Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

I have been working in higher education for over 12 years.  The number of students I've worked with who suffer from some form of depression is alarming and the statistics in Americans who suffer from depression are on the rise. Although exercise is not the end all be all method of treatment for depression, I… Continue reading Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression